Delegated Legislation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:45 pm on 14 November 2007.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Shadow Minister (Health) 6:45, 14 November 2007

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, which I informed the Chair earlier that I would raise. On today's Order Paper are four written ministerial statements that the Government indicated they would lay before the House. Two appeared in the Vote Office at about 1 pm, but the other two have failed to appear there.

I understand that all four statements are available in the Press Gallery. While I fully appreciate that Her Majesty's press should see ministerial statements, surely they should be available to the House. I realise that they are valuable in the Library, but how can it be right for the Vote Office to have only two of them, given that they concern important subjects such as aviation security and flood recovery? I wonder whether you could advise me, Mr. Speaker, on how the House could arrange for all the statements to be delivered to the Vote Office.